Posted: Apr 13, 2020 8:31 am
by OlivierK
Yes, it's not really working as it should.

Partly, it's because people have lost sight of what governments' proper role is (aided by well-funded campaigns by the 1% to foster cynicism about the worth of government). As long as governments behave like the 1%'s bitch, and the 99% re-elect them then we're stuck with it. It's also hard to tighten rules against corruption (in which I include corporate funding of politicians generally) when those who take the bungs write the rules.

Maybe this pandemic opens some eyes. Not holding my breath, though.